By Terry Hutson Dr Sipho Nyawo has announced details of capital expenditure (Capex) on infrastructure at the ports of East London, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Richards Bay.
Included in this spending is a sum of R18 million to be used for the provision of additional container stacking areas at East London, along with another R10,7 million to convert the grain elevator for imports. Both of these are regarded as strategic projects.
Port Elizabeth will have R20 million spent on surfacing the area behind Quay 101, while R21 million is earmarked for a strategic project in creating a motor car terminal at the port.
The major share of this year's Capex of R989 million will go towards infrastructure at Richards Bay, with R290 m being allocated towards upgrading the dry bulk terminal, a further R83 m to upgrading the combi terminal and R70 m for provision of a finger jetty at Berth 705/706. Another R6,1 m will go towards the bulk metal terminal.